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Good to Know: Matt Goad

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Do you ever wonder just how creative people…ya know…create things?

Good To Know is a web series which explores the human beings behind your favorite works of art, from the art on your walls, to the car you drive. Each episode focuses on what inspires the people who inspire you.

The first installment features Matt Goad, the Oklahoma City artist who has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years. Goad has been venturing into the realm of paintings on canvas since 2007. Whimsical, geometric, both simple and complex, his paintings of animals and nature draw inspiration from classic graphic design and pop art reproduction of the mid 20th century. The discovery of woodcut printing during college was a major turning point in the development of his illustration style — which he refers to as “chunkism” — utilizing stencils and acrylics to create a world where nature and geometry intersect perfectly.

From artists to chefs, Good To Know depicts amazing innovators, and puts a face on some of the astounding creations you may take for granted everyday. Take the time to listen to what makes these artists tick and you’ll understand what makes their work so special.

Main Image Credit: Matt Goad
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